gender, Literary criticism, Lusophone, New book, Postcolonial

Magic Stones and Flying Snakes

Ana Margarida Martins' book is the first to identify an important theoretical overlap between Anglo-Saxon and Lusophone postcolonial theories: the systematic neglect of gender and sexual variables in the analysis of the marketing of cultural difference in the post colonial era. Drawing on the theoretical work of Graham Huggan and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, the author of… Continue reading Magic Stones and Flying Snakes

New book, Philosophy

Duration, Temporality, Self

Elena Fell's new book turns time and causality upside down: What is the nature of time? This new study engages with the philosophy of Henri Bergson on time and proposes a new way of thinking about the effects of future events on the past. According to Bergson, time is an integral feature of real things,… Continue reading Duration, Temporality, Self

Literary criticism, New book

Forecasts of the Past

In a great new title Dougal McNeill, Forecasts of the Past: Globalisation, History, Realism, Utopia, expands on what realism means for the generation living at Fukuyama's end of History. Whatever happened to realism? What form is adequate to representing our moment, situated as we are after the end of 'the end of History'? In the… Continue reading Forecasts of the Past

conflict studies, history, journalism, New book

War, Journalism and History

War, Journalism and History: War Correspondents in the Two World Wars War, Journalism and History is the first published work to examine an eclectic mix of correspondents during the two world wars who were prepared, often at great personal cost, to inform the public about the obscenity of warfare. Throughout both world wars the lack of… Continue reading War, Journalism and History